#FwdYourFashion Festival

A festival dedicated to fashion? And for a good cause? 

Why not.

Event: #FwdYourFashion Festival
Where: 716 Monroe St. NE, Washington, DC 20017
When: Saturday, April 26th
Time: 1:00PM-5:00PM

In celebration of their two week challenge to collect the largest donated clothing ever recorded with the help from their 170 communities (comprised of employees, residents, and friends),  Bozzuto Group, along with Goodwill of Greater Washington and Monroe Street Market, are throwing a grand festival dedicated to fashion, shopping, and fun giveaways. It's called #FwdYourFashion and it's in honor of Earth Month. The proceeds from this event will go towards Goodwill's job training and employment services for local area people with disabilities and disadvantages. 

Not only will I be at the festival...I'll be a part of the festival, as well. You see, another challenge was given. This time to 4 local area fashion/style bloggers. We were given $100 each to hit up our local Goodwill stores and find 3 fun, fashionable outfits. These outfits will be styled by models at the event. This portion of the festival is to show that, yes, you can find great clothing items at your local thrift/charity store or in this case your local Goodwill store.

I decided to check out the Goodwill retail store located in NE DC. I didn't really have a specific theme in mind regarding the 3 looks. I just went from rack to rack picking up any clothing item that drew my attention. From there, I went to work trying to create looks from the items I've selected. The hardest part was choosing the final 3 looks. Do I go with all separates? Do I go with all dresses? Skirts? Pants? Mix it up? Struggle. But I feel that my final choices turned out pretty good. *Jay-Z voice* If I do so say so myself.

Here's a sneak preview of what you'll see on Saturday. Because you will be there. Yes. YOU.

For your viewing pleasure, here's a video explaining more about the event -

I hope to see you there! It'll be a beautiful, sunny, warm day. I know...I just checked.